Burning of vegetation grown specifically on the property is permitted by Ordinance on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from November 1st through April 30th of each year. These fires must be:

  • Attended at all times
  • Confined to private property (not in rights-of-way, paved surfaces, drainage-ways, or gutters)
  • Contain no construction material, paper, or trash
  • Extinguished by or at 4 p.m

A substantial fine may be levied for violations.



Accessible Parking
Any facility offering parking for employees or visitors must provide accessible parking for people with disabilities. View the Accessible Parking Guide (PDF) for more information on these regulations.

RV Parking
City Ordinance provides that all boats, trailers, campers, and other recreational or sports vehicles must be stored along the side of or to the rear of the residence on an aggregate base, such as a stone or concrete pad or driveway which will adequately support the vehicle’s weight.

Special Event Permit Application


Animal Control includes, but is not limited to, attending to or responding to the following at any location within the city:

  • Animal waste on private property
  • Animals running at large
  • Excessive barking or other noise-making created by animals or pets
  • Harboring an excessive number of animals
  • Mosquito abatement
  • Residents reporting lost pets

The City of Fairview Heights offers an animal control pet identification program free of charge. The tag is for identification purposes only and is not a substitute for the mandatory county tag.

St. Clair County Animal Control  |  618-235-0585
Belleville Humane Society  |  618-235-3712 


Anyone holding a yard sale, garage sale, or similar sale on residential property in the City of Fairview Heights is reminded that there is an ordinance requiring a Yard Sale Permit. for such activities. Yard sales may be held for no more than 3 consecutive calendar days, no more than 3 per year, and no sooner than 30 days from the last sale.

The ordinance covering such activities also includes tailgate sales, moving sales, or any type of sale of a similar nature at a residence. Businesses are covered by a separate and different set of regulations. Failure to comply could result in a citation which requires a court appearance. Refer to section 8-6-1 of the revised city code for more information.

Neighborhood and Group Yard Sales
Neighborhood or group yard sales are recommended to contact the Land Use & Development Department for specific regulations approximately 1 week in advance of sale. Regulations include, but are not limited to, a contact person responsible for the sale and a list of all participating residents including names, addresses, phone numbers, and a signature. Each resident should not apply for a separate yard sale permit, as only one permit will be issued for all participants of the neighborhood sale.

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